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Torta de Manzana (Colombian-Style Apple Cake)

Torta de Manzana (Colombian-Style Apple Cake)

Erica Dinho
Course Dessert
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 405 kcal


  • 5 medium apples, peeled and cored
  • ¾ cups sugar, divided
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • ¼ cup water
  • 5 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups ponqué or pound cake crumbs


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 8 or 9-inch round baking pan.
  • Slice the apples into thin slices. Place the apples in a medium pot with ¼ cup of the sugar, cinnamon powder, lime juice and the water. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  • Place half of the cooked apples with the melted butter, eggs, corn starch, flour, baking powder, remaining sugar and vanilla extract and the remaining in a large bowl. Using and electric mixer whisk until just combined. Add the pound cake crumbs and whisk until the cake batter is smooth.
  • Place the remaining apple in the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
  • Pour batter in the baking pan.Bake for about 25 minutes. Cool cake in pan 5 minutes. Run small sharp knife around side of pan to loosen cake. Turn cake out onto platter and serve warm or cold.


Calories: 405kcalCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 470mgPotassium: 203mgFiber: 3gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 525IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 2mg
Keyword apple cake, Cake, colombian cake
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